Friday night was not just any night at the Newport Blues Cafe in Newport, RI. The night kicked off round one of WBRU's 2015 Rock Hunt's Semifinals round with the proverbial bang. We Were Astronauts was the first to take the stage. The five piece powerhouse hailing from Boston brought the audience to life and captured the judges attention with their positive energy and lively music. Next up was Le Roxy Pro who's melodic tunes had the bar patrons swaying in their seats. Last up the theatrical show stoppers The Skinny Millionaires wrapped up the competition and made their hometown of Newport proud raising the roof as it literally rained millions from the balcony of the Newport Blues. As the judges deliberated, returning champs of Rock Hunt 2014, The Rare Occasions reminded us all of what our 2015 champions have to live up to. In the end We Were Astronauts rightfully took the title as the first Rock Hunt finalist of 2015. Check out the best shots of We Were Astronauts here.